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SOTD (No Theme) February 12th Thru February 18th, 2018

Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Sensor Excel
Blade: N/A
Brush: ‘Il Cinghiale’ (Zenith EURO/RX)
Soap: Turtleship Shave Co. Te Java
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Tallow + Steel: Dark Aftershave

I'd forgotten how damn good Te Java really is... A Superb Shave!
Shower shaver here. But as I'm still experimenting with what will and won't set of my skin allergies (see my previous posts about how I've developed these after nearly 40 years of DE shaving) today I went with,

Kent synthetic brush
Omega croap, I do like this.
Hawk MK1 in chrome with a Kia mild blade.

Post shave was my usual routine of,
Alovera gel
Prep, pre and post face cream.
And M&S aqua day cologne.

I've got 6 shaves in with the hawk and blade, been swaping with my trusty sensor twin which has done a good job of keeping those pesky skin rashes in check. Good clean shave that's left me feeling fresh and clean.
Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Sensor Excel
Blade: N/A
Brush: Rough,No Name Boar
Soap: Stirling’s 'Texas on Fire'
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / The Sudsy Soapery: Lavender & Peppermint Aftershave Splash

Apart from catching my top lip, which was my own careless fault.....that was an impeccable shave...
16- Febbraio-2018

Prebarba: Acqua Calda , Noxzema Pre , SV Monoi di Tahiti , Panno Caldo
Sapone: Xpec
Pennello: El Druida STF2 XL
Rasoio: Merkur 38C
Lametta : Super Iridium
Post : Acqua Fredda
AS: Myrsol Emulsion , Burro di Karitè non raffinato , Floid The Genuine


  • Straight Razor: F.A. Herder - #25
  • Shaving Brush: Dogwood Handcrafts - 26mm Abyss (Silvertip Badger)
  • Shaving Bowl: Saponificio Varesino - Shaving Grail Bowl
  • Shaving Soap: Chiseled Face - Panda
  • Fragrance: Zoologist - Panda (Sample)

Pre-Shave: SebaMed, cold water
Razor: BBS-1
Blade: Ladas (1)
Brush: Doug Korn Epsilon 2-band
Lather: Stirling Bay Rum
Post-Shave: Alum, Stirling Bay Laurel Witch Hazel, Australian Emu Oil

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday :thumbup:
Today I've gone with,

Omega cream
Hawk v1 SE
Kai blue blade
vie long horse brush.

Alovera as post shave
P3 post shave cream
Evterpa Turkish tobacco AS
Big red, Tobacco cologne.
Really smooth BBS with very little irritation. This is the first time I’ve ever really shaved well with a DE Feather blade. The WK Fougere Parfait is one awesome soap.

Rating: 5 / 5

Razor: Wolfman WR1-OC .86
Blade: Feather
Brush: Alberto Castro Badger
Lather: WK Fougere Parfait
Aftershave: Fine American Blend
Additional Care:
JB Beard Lube Pre-Shave
Lucky Tiger After Shave Tonic
Aqua Velva 5 in 1 Balm
Shave today.
Soap select vetiver CRSW, finest badger brush Alfredo Miguel, razor of the "uncle sitting" (tio sentado) 8/8 vintage Solingen, Floid black, intense colony aqua di Parma. Oh la la.

Sent from the Wolf's Den
Date: 17 February 2018

Pre-shave:- Cold Water straight from the tap
Brush:- Maseto 2 Band Finest Badger Horn 30/54mm knot
Soap/Cream:- Wickham 1912 ~ Shamrock Tweed (sample)
Bowl/Scuttle:- Captain's Choice
Razor:- Muhle Rocca R96
Blade:- Gillette Nacet #1
Post-shave:- Thayers Witch Hazel / Lucky Tiger Aftershave & Face Tonic
Fragrance:- YSL L’Homme

Holy Rocca. This beast is right in between the Muhle R89 (EJ DE89) and the R41, just above or more on the Merkur 34C aggressive rate and is much safer to shave the Rocca by riding the cap with some blade feel. The Rocca is very smooth IMHO using a smooth blade as possible and I've chosen the Gillette Nacet blade, I'm overwhelmed the Rocca has some extra weight because the whole head and the handle is fully stainless steel with some kind of black rubber grippy feel attached to the handle. Beside is way too early for me to give you my full judgement on the Muhle Rocca, all I can say at the moment the Muhle Rocca is very smooth IMHO as YMMV depending on your shaving techniques and your stubble because you can nick yourself very easy. This razor is a keeper in my den, I'm so glad I got myself a Muhle Rocca.

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Prep: Hot towel
Pre shave: Prep
Razor: Merkur 34C HD
Blade: Permasharp
Brush: 'Jade' (Rooney Heritage 2XL Jade)
Soap: Barrister Reserve 'Spice'
Post: Cold water rinse / Witch Hazel / Wholly Kaw: Fougere Bouquet ASB

It's not very often that I get it wrong, but boy, did I drop the ball today! 'Jade' was totally the wrong brush for the Barrister Reserve, and my blade of choice really didn't work too well with the 34C, a razor which usually provides a sublime shave.... Thankfully, 'Spice' is a 'Top Tier' soap, and my face doesn't look like I had an unpleasant shave.. so it's not all bad..

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RV horn with Shavemac D01 knot.

Bobs Rozor Works handle on a Tuckaway head. Feather blade.

Pinaud clubman aftershave.

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Sotd 17/02/2018

pre: hot water
shaving soap: Mystic Water Bay rum
Brush: zenith 501C EXTRA Manchurian
razor: Muhle R 41 big - astra green
Original Lather Bowl - Via barberia omega
after shave: Pinaud Bay rum
Vulfix boar
Vitos tobacco shave craop
Ikon MR SE
Kia blue blade
All era post shave gel
P3 post shave cream
Vitos tobacco AS
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